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morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings to it. >> reporter: john kerry's playing romney with the president. in a weekend memory, republicans urged kerry to press the president on libya and syria. in today's "wall street journal" romney calls president obama's foreign policy dang
'm not. straight up. >> reporter: george is a registered independent. who voted for john mccain four years ago. but as of this moment, he's still on the fence. chances are the candidate who wins his vote and others like him will win the election. >> you know you're the most important person in the country. >> i like to think so. >> reporter: george is a serious consumer of political news and has been paying very close attention to the presidential race. >> i see the negatives of both. i see the positives of both. >> and because george lives in north carolina, a swing state, he's been inundated by propaganda from both parties. in north carolina, alone, an estimated $50 million is being spent to reach the 6% still undecided voters. >> thank you for your time. >> do you get a lot of political phone calls here? >> i'm on their speed dial. >> i'm calling about the president obama election in november. >> can mitt romney count on your support? >> the phone rings all the time? >> yes. >> mailbox full of -- >> full of political literature. yes. >> do you look at any of it? >> not much. not m
's overpreparation where the rehearsing backfires a little bit? >> had john mccain on our show on "morning joe" and he talked about that. he said you sit there for weeks on end, rehash and remembering your lines. a point where you have to walk away and be yourself. you had david axelrod say to you the other day that the romney campaign has had more preparation for this than it took to invade normandy so, you know, everybody is setting this funny bar of the other guy's so great. he's unbeatable. >> trying to set expectations low so it will be easy to see them. has this reached the point of absurdity. >> we in the media, what's going to happen in this first debate? what do people think is actually going to happen that -- we've seen thousands of hours, and we haven't seen them together, but other than one of them saying the most horrific thing, what do we think is going to happen that we haven't seen before with these guys? what are we waiting for? >> there's some hope that we will not be aiming towards immedia mediocrity and these two guys are the smartest guys we have available to fix the probl
ago and this time. john mccain was very passive. let the president, candidate obama, do whatever he wants to do. mitt romney will not do that, and here's the strength tonight. >> here's the challenge. on the one hand, mitt romney has to connect. needs a second look. has had a rough couple of weeks. everyone acknowledged that. needs to be specific about what a romney presidency would mean. that's a lot to try to accomplish, isn't it? >> not really. we're not talking about really accomplishing a whole lot. he has two or three things in an hour and a half to accomplish. one of them is to show he's in command, in control, he understands the job of the presidency. he put barack obama on the defensive, or he should be, given his horrific record on the economy and on national security. i think he will do that. i think he will be tough with the president. i don't think the president will react particularly well to that because i don't think the president gets people who are very tough with him very often, and i think that interplay i think will be the key moment of the night. >> you see mor
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